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Best cheap cars 2023

You want a cheap car, right? But cheap cars should be cheerful too – a low price doesn’t mean compromising on quality. Our best cheap cars have low retail prices and affordable monthly costs but have scored highly during testing by our experienced reviews team.

Dacia Jogger

1. Dacia Jogger

Dacia Jogger review
Hyundai i10

2. Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 review
Peugeot 208

3. Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208 review
Dacia Sandero

4. Dacia Sandero

Dacia Sandero review
Volkswagen Polo

5. Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo review

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Skoda Scala

6. Skoda Scala

Skoda Scala review
Renault Captur

7. Renault Captur

Renault Captur review
Battery range up to 28 miles
Citroen C3 Aircross

8. Citroen C3

Citroen C3 Aircross review
SEAT Ibiza

9. SEAT Ibiza

SEAT Ibiza review
Suzuki Ignis

10. Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki Ignis review

Cheapest cars on sale 2023

You want a new car for used car money? Here are the absolute cheapest cars you can buy through carwow thanks to our discounts. These really are the cheapest (though not always the best)…

Citroen Ami

1. Citroen Ami

Citroen Ami review
Battery range up to 47 miles
Kia Picanto

2. Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto review

3. MG3

MG MG 3 review
Dacia Sandero

4. Dacia Sandero

Dacia Sandero review
Citroen C3

5. Citroen C3

Citroen C3 review

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The smaller the car, the less you’ll need to spend on both fuel and road tax. A smaller car is lighter and therefore more frugal on fuel. The Hyundai i10 or Peugeot 208 have efficient engines and return impressive fuel usage figures. Despite their size, they’re incredibly practical and would tick the boxes for most people’s day-to-day needs. They’re also a lot better for the environment. So not only can you feel better about the car you’re driving, but you won’t need to pay as much in road tax.

Cars that are cheap to insure are simply some of the safest available, and most economical to repair. Cheap and slow is the way to go. Every car down to each specific engine option is categorised into a group - taking performance and the cost of repair into account. These insurance groups range from 1 to 50. If you’re on a budget, try to get a car with a low insurance group number - the Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Polo have a few models in group 1.

Through carwow, obviously… but you can save even more. Every model of car has options, packages and different engines to choose from. To save money on a new car just think carefully about what you need and avoid the temptation to go for the top spec. Through our website you can find easy to understand descriptions of these options to help you pick what’s best for you.